Nepal visit: Foreign Secretary Kwatra said- Modi-Deuba talks in Lumbini will be very extensive, PM will be given honorary doctorate degree


Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said on Friday that the talks between Prime Minister Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba to be held in Lumbini, Nepal on May 16 will be very comprehensive. During this time, apart from hydropower and connectivity, there will be an emphasis on increasing cooperation in many areas.


Asked whether there will be talk on the border dispute as well, he said that India has always believed that such issues can be resolved only through bilateral dialogue. These issues should be discussed seriously without politics. Modi will visit Lumbini on a day’s visit on Buddha Purnima. This will be the Prime Minister’s fifth visit to Nepal since 2014.

PM Modi to be given an honorary doctorate in Lumbini

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honored with an honorary doctorate from the Buddhist University in Lumbini. He will be the first Indian Prime Minister to be awarded an honorary degree in Nepal. The Lumbini Buddhist University Working Council has passed a resolution in this regard.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is coming to Lumbini on Monday, will inaugurate the Indian Math after special worship at the Mahamaya Devi Temple. He will spend six hours at Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. During this, he will address about five thousand people in the International Auditorium Building.

Buddha’s Mahaparinirvana site will also visit Kushinagar

On Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also bow his head in Lumbini (Nepal), the birthplace of Buddha and Kushinagar, the place of Mahaparinirvana. On the possible arrival of the Prime Minister, under the leadership of DM and SP, a meeting of Bhikshu Sangh President AB Dnyaneshwar, monks of various Buddhist monasteries and hotel managers was held.

DM S Rajalingam told in the auditorium of Myanmar Buddha Vihar that after getting down on the helipad, the Prime Minister will reach the main Mahaparinirvana temple gate by car. From there, following the archeological rules from the gate, will go to the temple and offer special worship to the lying statue of Lord Buddha and offer chevre. He will also do meditation in the temple itself for two to five minutes.